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sjstill
01-27-2007, 16:06
The GSSF Match for Indy is scheduled for Saturday & Sunday, June 23 - 24, 2007 at Eagle Creek Pistol Range (www.ecpr.4t.com)

Set-up will be Friday, June 22, starting about 1:00pm.

Hope to see a lot of you there!

For any new folks reading, volunteers are a HUGE part of any GSSF Match. Set-up, running of the stages, tear-down; it's all important.

For every 4 hour block of time you donate, you'll get a raffle ticket towards the drawing of 1 of 2 Glock pistols of your choice.

So, if you help set-up, work all day Saturday & Sunday, and help tear down Sunday evening, you get 6 chances to win a Glock!

I don't honestly expect anyone to give up their entire weekend, but ANY help is greatly appreciated!!

Steve

usaf207cwf
01-27-2007, 21:48
Hey Steve...I am all for assisting this year in any way I can. Send me a message when time gets close or let me know the deal next time I see you in the shop. If you threaten to make Bob tell me the watch story again I might have no choce but to help out.:rofl:

I work weekends but do not start until about 3PM so I would be glad to help you out there as well.:thumbsup:

cougar_guy04
01-28-2007, 11:01
I'm with USAF. This summer I should either be in the Princeton area or Terre Haute area all summer and could give up a day or two to help out. Doesn't sound to be much different than what I've got to do with RHGC . . . but they don't raffle off Glocks at the end of the day.:supergrin:

sjstill
01-28-2007, 15:50
Cool.

Send me your email addy to ecpr@sbcglobal.net and I'll add you to the list.

cougar_guy04
01-28-2007, 18:31
Email sent :thumbsup:

Fenway
01-28-2007, 19:21
I have been reading up on GSSF and I think I would like to give it a try if I can make it in June. How much does it cost to participate?

tlish
01-28-2007, 19:45
i just got my first glock, don't know anything about gssf, but would love to participate and help out. all shooting sports are good shooting sports! just let me know closer to the time. between now and then, i'll learn more about gssf!

sjstill
01-29-2007, 19:47
I forget what it costs to compete. I know you have to join GSSF in order to compete. IIRC, one of the 'gifts' for volunteers is a free entry to shoot.

Unless things have changed, that is.....


www.gssfonline.com has everything you need to know.

cougar_guy04
01-29-2007, 20:09
Just double checking, do we have to be members to help out? If so, I'll go ahead and get my membership stuff in.

Rikki
01-30-2007, 05:44
Nope, you don't have to be a GSSF member to help out.
It's a fun time, and you'll get to pick a gift from GLOCK for helping out- like a Knife or Mag or a 25 buck credit for shooting,plus you'll get a hat and a T shirt.
You don't even have to have a Glock- if you get there and decided you wanna shoot in the match, somebody will loan you a pistol and ammo.

tlish
01-30-2007, 09:31
i checked out the website and got some good info from the gssf section of gt. sounds like lots of fun. i can't wait! i think i've even convinced my 1911-lover husband to get a glock after our last trip to the range. he loooooved my g19!

cougar_guy04
01-30-2007, 12:14
Originally posted by Rikki
Nope, you don't have to be a GSSF member to help out.
It's a fun time, and you'll get to pick a gift from GLOCK for helping out- like a Knife or Mag or a 25 buck credit for shooting,plus you'll get a hat and a T shirt.
You don't even have to have a Glock- if you get there and decided you wanna shoot in the match, somebody will loan you a pistol and ammo.
Cool, thanks for the heads up Rikki.:thumbsup:

FESTUS
01-30-2007, 16:30
Originally posted by tlish
i checked out the website and got some good info from the gssf section of gt. sounds like lots of fun. i can't wait! i think i've even convinced my 1911-lover husband to get a glock after our last trip to the range. he loooooved my g19!

If you need to borrow equipment....you and your husband ...we have several model 17's that you can borrow....soooo don't let that stop you....if you are noth of Indy check the Atlanta Conservation Club..they have shoots almost every Saturday...I took up steel plate shooting...low impact as far as drawing with no movement and no reloads ..this club is about 20 miles north of Indy...you can shoot GSSF still with no drawing or you can shoot Production or limited and they have an open category as well...great bunch of people.Welcome aboard... :thumbsup:

tlish
01-30-2007, 18:42
thanks! i'm way north of indy. i've tried to talk to people from atlanta conservation club before at the indy 1500 (a couple years ago), but they just ignored me. :sad: it's good to hear about them and that it's a good place to shoot.

anyway, i didn't know gssf was an ongoing thing. you mean they do it weekly? or just steel plate shooting? regardless, it sounds fun. i'll definitely go down to indy in june, but i couldn't get down that way on a weekly basis. we're going to start shooting idpa, and all the places or 1 1/2 - 2 hours away, so that will be plenty of driving. but i'll definitely keep atlanta in mind.

thanks again!

epsylum
01-30-2007, 19:26
Originally posted by tlish
anyway, i didn't know gssf was an ongoing thing. you mean they do it weekly? or just steel plate shooting? regardless, it sounds fun. i'll definitely go down to indy in june, but i couldn't get down that way on a weekly basis. we're going to start shooting idpa, and all the places or 1 1/2 - 2 hours away, so that will be plenty of driving. but i'll definitely keep atlanta in mind.

thanks again!

The GSSF match here in Indy is a once a year thing. The steel plates at ACC are weekly.

Some weekend after the beginning of March if you want, you can head down to Eagle Creek Pistol Range (where the GSSF match will be held) to see the place, shoot if you want, and meet the head guru of the place, Steve.

Just be sure to check the website often as the schedule can be confusing with the police making changes to the training schedule.
http://www.ecpr.4t.com/

G7
01-30-2007, 22:45
FESTUS AND EPSYLUM - THANKS FOR THE PLUGS !!!

The Steel Match at ACC is on the third Saturday of every month. It's not affiliated with GLOCK Sport Shooting Foundation, although I have a GSSF category in the Steel Match. It is an homage to the real GSSF, as that was my own introduction to competition shooting about 10 years ago. For my match, GSSF stands for "Go Shoot Steel Fast", and follows the same equipment rules and starts from low-ready, like the real GSSF.

Atlanta Conservation Club has other matches as well ::
First Saturday -- Bowling Pins
Second Sunday -- USPSA
Third Saturday -- Steel Match
Fourth Sunday -- USPSA 3-Gun

Start times, directions, and descriptions may be found at:
ACC (http://www.atlantacc.net)

See you there !

rhino465
01-31-2007, 11:49
Originally posted by tlish
thanks! i'm way north of indy. i've tried to talk to people from atlanta conservation club before at the indy 1500 (a couple years ago), but they just ignored me. :sad: it's good to hear about them and that it's a good place to shoot.


They ignored you? It certainly wasn't when I was at the table (or G7 or Marvin for that matter). Do you remember what the guys at the table at the time looked like?

Is it possible they were talking to someone else at the time and didn't get to you before you left?

If you really were ignored, I can't even begin to explain why or by whom, because that's not how we operate. I'm sorry if that soured you on our club's shooting activities, because we don't treat people that way. I hope you'll give us another chance or at least stop by our table again at another 1500.

tlish
01-31-2007, 18:12
it was a long time ago, so i can't say i remember what they looked like. there were two guys at the booth, no other people asking questions, though. i was standing there looking questioningly at their brochure and pictures. they looked at me... then continued with their conversation. maybe they didn't think i looked like a shooter? anyway, no big deal. i wasn't trying to sound whiny - more bitterly sarcastic - j/k;)! i just haven't purposely checked them out after that. it's still a far drive, nonetheless. thanks for all the info, though.

when the weather gets better i'll have to come shoot at eagle creek. is it open to the public? is it near 38th street, southwest side of indy? we have family in indy who'd probably like to go shoot as well.


i'm glad i have lots of shooting lined up! fun!

sjstill
01-31-2007, 18:15
Usually the problem at the ACC table is getting them to *stop* talking

:animlol: :banana: :animlol:

Seriously, ACC is a good bunch of folks. Well worth giving a second chance.

epsylum
01-31-2007, 18:44
Originally posted by tlish
when the weather gets better i'll have to come shoot at eagle creek. is it open to the public? is it near 38th street, southwest side of indy? we have family in indy who'd probably like to go shoot as well.

Yes it is open to the public most of the year (check the website or call to be sure they are open before you go out there). It is 15$ per day per person or a 10 visit pass for $65 (no experation date) which you can share with people that come with you.

It is right accross the street from the Speedway on 56th st. by the I-465 exit/enterance on the west side. If you see the Bark Park, just keep driving down the little road until you see a gun range. ;)

Oh BTW no centerfire rifles (as in rifle caliber rifles) are allowed. Pistol caliber and rimfire rifles are okay though. Shotguns are okay as well (any ammo as long as it does not set anything on fire, so no dragon's breath rounds :supergrin: ).

rhino465
02-01-2007, 10:05
Originally posted by sjstill
Usually the problem at the ACC table is getting them to *stop* talking

:animlol: :banana: :animlol:

Seriously, ACC is a good bunch of folks. Well worth giving a second chance.

Thanks for the support, O Mighty & Exalted Master of Eagle Creek PR!


I try to greet or at least say "Hey, How you doin'?" to everyone who comes close enough to the table to hear me. If they make eye contact with me, they're going to be there a while because (as you noted), I won't shut up. :animlol:

I haven't tackled anyone in the aisle and dragged them back to our table to hear our schpiel (yet), but I'm not above it. :thumbsup:

BHur
02-01-2007, 10:45
Rhino,

We know it wasn't you that did the ignoring.

No way you would not fully harass any females that got near the booth when you were present.

"Romeo Rhino at your service madam."

or is that "Gigalo Rhino"

rhino465
02-01-2007, 22:04
I prefer the title, "Mac Daddy Pimp Master," since you asked!

:thumbsup:

G7
02-02-2007, 11:32
Originally posted by tlish
it was a long time ago, so i can't say i remember what they looked like. there were two guys at the booth, no other people asking questions, though. i was standing there looking questioningly at their brochure and pictures. they looked at me... then continued with their conversation. maybe they didn't think i looked like a shooter? anyway, no big deal. i wasn't trying to sound whiny - more bitterly sarcastic - j/k;)! i just haven't purposely checked them out after that. it's still a far drive, nonetheless. thanks for all the info, though.


I can see that being me, actually. Because I HATE it when I walk by a table and get, "Hey Buddy!How's it goin'??We've got(insert useless item here)at special show prices - today only. Theresgottabe somethinghere youjustcant livewithout- howboutthemColts- Heylookatthisdoobedah!!!" yada,yada,yada.

Soooooo, I don't usually talk to folks unless they ask me a question.

I am the anti-Rhino !!!:shocked: :tongueout: :supergrin: Not that Rhind does the above!!! He's just outgoing and I'm a reticent introvert.

Anyway, whoever ignored you, I'm very sorry about it.

GSSF is the perfect introduction to competition. You really must give it a try! (And Steel matches are good "new-to-competitive-shooting" matches, too) Also, even if you DON'T want to really compete, per se, competition is the fastest way to become a better, and SAFER shooter.



BTW, SJStill, I am pleased to see that GSSF saw fit to schedule around my Steel Match, this year. Uh, yeah. Cough.;)

tlish
02-02-2007, 14:44
Originally posted by G7
[B]I can see that being me, actually. Because I HATE it when I walk by a table and get, "Hey Buddy!How's it goin'??We've got(insert useless item here)at special show prices - today only. Theresgottabe somethinghere youjustcant livewithout- howboutthemColts- Heylookatthisdoobedah!!!" yada,yada,yada.

Soooooo, I don't usually talk to folks unless they ask me a question.

I am the anti-Rhino !!!:shocked: :tongueout: :supergrin: Not that Rhind does the above!!! He's just outgoing and I'm a reticent introvert.

funny, i hate that, too. but i'm so used to it! it throws me if that doesn't happen. also, if i want something, i just linger and wait to be asked if i can be helped. i don't want to approach someone first and have to make small talk. you ask me what i want, i tell you, you answer me - done deal.

so, that may very well be what happened - communication breakdown!:thumbsup:

FESTUS
02-03-2007, 03:19
Originally posted by tlish
[QUOTE]Originally posted by G7
[B]I can see that being me, actually. Because I HATE it when I walk by a table and get, "Hey Buddy!How's it goin'??We've got(insert useless item here)at special show prices - today only. Theresgottabe somethinghere youjustcant livewithout- howboutthemColts- Heylookatthisdoobedah!!!" yada,yada,yada.

Soooooo, I don't usually talk to folks unless they ask me a question.

I am the anti-Rhino !!!:shocked: :tongueout: :supergrin: Not that Rhind does the above!!! He's just outgoing and I'm a reticent introvert.[QUOTE]

funny, i hate that, too. but i'm so used to it! it throws me if that doesn't happen. also, if i want something, i just linger and wait to be asked if i can be helped. i don't want to approach someone first and have to make small talk. you ask me what i want, i tell you, you answer me - done deal.

so, that may very well be what happened - communication breakdown!:thumbsup:

Tlish...all I can say is that I now travel once a month to Porter County to shoot Steel plates ( about an hour from where I live) and the next weekend I'm traveling about 2-1/2" hours to shoot at Atlanta ( A.C.C) both facilities are top notch....when the GSSF season for me starts in April I'll drive up to 13 hours a day one way to shoot probably once a month....hope the bug bites and we see ya . :thumbsup:

B Coyote
02-05-2007, 20:22
Festus,
I look forward to seeing you again at North Porter's plate match. The weather hasn't been too friendly lately, but that will change.

sjstill,
I helped you last year (06), and will again, if I can make it down for the match.

Regards,
bc
(Jeremy)

FESTUS
02-07-2007, 01:43
Originally posted by B Coyote
Festus,
I look forward to seeing you again at North Porter's plate match. The weather hasn't been too friendly lately, but that will change.

sjstill,
I helped you last year (06), and will again, if I can make it down for the match.

Regards,
bc
(Jeremy)

Jeremy...looks like Saturdays plate match has been cancelled by Nick at NPCC....I really appreciate the way they send out information...it sure helps on making plans...also Joe (Rhino465)keeps us in the loop as well with daily information on shooting...maybe you'll come down next week to Atlanta...:thumbsup:

B Coyote
02-07-2007, 07:35
Originally posted by FESTUS
Jeremy...looks like Saturdays plate match has been cancelled by Nick at NPCC....I really appreciate the way they send out information...it sure helps on making plans...also Joe (Rhino465)keeps us in the loop as well with daily information on shooting...maybe you'll come down next week to Atlanta...:thumbsup:
I'd love to make the drive down to Atlanta if my schedule allows.

bc

naffiner
06-15-2007, 17:50
BTT :bump:

Competition is next weekend. :thumbsup:


Also, you've got email Steve.

Fenway
06-15-2007, 19:10
I'm interested in this and have checked out the Glock site but have never done any competitive shooting and am a bit overwhelmed.

So it looks like its $35 if I want to enter. And if I register on the day of the match it's an extra $10?

The Glock site says if I show up to compete I should plan to be there all day. Is this accurate?

How is the scoring done? Looking through the new competitor guide on the Glock site its obviously based on accuracy. Is it also based on speed as well.

Thanks for any help!

sjstill
06-15-2007, 20:02
Its a lot of fun.

We try to run people through the COF as fast as possible and maintain safety. You probably should plan on spending the better part of the day at least. Things move faster when the folks waiting to shoot help paste targets, etc.

IIRC, you also have to be a GSSF member to shoot. I forget what that costs.

Scoring is based on accuracy and speed. Each COF is scored a bit differently.

One big thing - if you think you've been scored wrong, bring it up RIGHT THEN. Don't wait for a week or so to contest the score (don't axe me how I know this....).

The whole match is a lot of fun. Even more fun if you volunteer to help out :wavey:


Originally posted by Fenway
I'm interested in this and have checked out the Glock site but have never done any competitive shooting and am a bit overwhelmed.

So it looks like its $35 if I want to enter. And if I register on the day of the match it's an extra $10?

The Glock site says if I show up to compete I should plan to be there all day. Is this accurate?

How is the scoring done? Looking through the new competitor guide on the Glock site its obviously based on accuracy. Is it also based on speed as well.

Thanks for any help!

cougar_guy04
06-15-2007, 21:45
Hope you don't mind a bunch of us RHGC'ers invading your range next weekend :supergrin:

sjstill
06-16-2007, 05:05
The more, the merrier!!

HoosierShooter
06-16-2007, 05:45
Steve, I checked my schedule after I left the range last night, I should be able to help out at least 4 hours each day, probably in the mornings.

usaf207cwf
06-16-2007, 16:38
I am good to help you out Friday and Sat morning and all day Sunday I think.

dwh79
06-17-2007, 09:55
Is there room to stop by and see what it is all about? I would like to come by and see what its all about. I am interested in seeing if it is something I would be interested in. What are the times it is going on on Saturday.

FESTUS
06-17-2007, 11:52
Registration starts at nine and you will have to sign a release of liability only to watch....please bring ear and eye protection. Things usually slow down about 2:00 pm but shooters will still be participating...this holds true for Saturday and Sunday...you might just bring your Glock just in case. :supergrin:

cougar_guy04
06-17-2007, 15:52
Originally posted by FESTUS
...you might just bring your Glock just in case. :supergrin:
Heck, I don't even have mine yet, but I've begged, borrowed, and stole an old G17 to come play (I was just going to come help/RO for the two days, but my shoot buddies convinced me otherwise):supergrin: